Reinart Janse van Rensburg puts Rui Costa Saudi Tour crash behind him with handlebar warning

The South African took responsibility for the crash while also saying riders should keep their hands on their handlebars

Rui Costa at the Saudi Tour 2020 (Pete Goding/PA)

(Image credit: GodingImages/PA Images)

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg has taken responsibility for the crash involving race leader Rui Costa that caused a minor controversy after the second stage of the Saudi Tour.

Video footage emerged of Costa appearing to push Van Rensburg, with the Portuguese rider saying the NTT rider was veering into him and so he put his hand up to protect himself. Costa added the South African rider came to the UAE Team Emirates bus after the stage to explain the situation, with the pair deciding to put the incident behind them.

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